Scott, Mary (1751–1793)
Scott, Mary (1751–1793)
British poet and feminist. Name variations: Mary Scott Taylor. Born Mary Scott, June 29, 1751, in Ilminster, Somerset, England; died June 4, 1793, in Bristol, England; dau. of John Scott (linen merchant) and Mary Russell Scott; m. John Taylor (Unitarian minister), May 7, 1788 (died 1817); children: John Edward Taylor (b. Sept 11, 1791), founded the Manchester Guardian.
Friend of Anna Seward and supporter of equal rights for women, wrote poems and hymns; as a sequel to John Duncombe's Feminiad, published The Female Advocate (1774), in which she praised specific women writers and argued in favor of women's education; also published The Messiah (1788).
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